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Linn-Mar's Evans takes down 1,600 record

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On Saturday, Josh Evans ran the 1,600 meters a full 6 seconds faster than he ever had before.  That performance made Evans a Drake Relays champion and a new state record holder.

Evans pulled away from race favorite Jason Thomas of Dowling Catholic with a great kick on the final lap.  That propelled him to the finish in 4:10.86, which toppled a record that had been set in 1979.  The Linn-Mar junior's time also ranks 7th in the nation this year.

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